|Bookmarks X :
Infiltrating the Library System
September 2012 - February 2013
Welcome to Bookmarks X. Over the last nine years, the Bookmarks series of free artwork distribution has visited 93 venues in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey the UK and USA.
356 artists have contributed 35,600 bookmarks to the ten projects to date.
Bookmarks X includes 30 artists from Australia, Canada, Croatia (pupils from Djurmanec Primary school), Germany, the UK and USA. All of the bookmarks have been archived in the gallery section here, with each artist’s contact details, so you can visit their websites and see more of their book works. We have a super selection of bookmarks produced with photography, relief print, letterpress, rubber stamps, stitch, laser cutting, folding structures, hand painted watercolour, stencilled, etc.
Many thanks to the artist Hazel Grainger, one of the contributors, who also volunteered to be our brilliant bookmarks helper again this year. Hazel has counted, stamped, scanned, sorted and collated the artists’ sets and venue sets - thanks also to our MA student summer intern Liz Bath who helped with all the packing and sending of the sets to the artist contributors this year.
Venues this year are in Australia (Melbourne), Canada (Vancouver), Egypt (Cairo), Iceland (Reykjavik), Italy (Milan), Japan (Saitama), the UK (Bournemouth and Stirling) and the USA (Minneapolis and Tacoma). The bookmarks will also be making a guest appearance with an exhibition of Miniature Books from the Milan Archive, in the beautiful Sala Maria Teresa at the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense, via Brera, 28, 20121 Milan, from Friday 28th September until 12th October 2012.
If you have found one of Ingrid Wiche’s bookmarks please visit her page where you can download the whole image plan with heights and details, to see where your bookmark has come from!
Read a review of Bookmarks X by Laine Farley on BiblioBuffett!
Venues for Bookmarks X from 15th September 2012 – 15th February 2013 (including some variables as they pop up in other places) are:
If you would like to join future bookmarks projects as an artist, or as a host venue and receive a free distribution box, please get in touch. Sarah.Bodman@uwe.ac.uk